A government agency in New Zealand that was tasked with looking into whether or not their headquarters is haunted has issued the findings from their legally mandated investigation. Last month, the country's Department of Internal Affairs received what is akin to an FOIA request from a paranormal research group asking for information about any potential paranormal happenings at their main office. Since the inquiry was filed via New Zealand's Official Information Act, the department was actually required by law to provide some kind of answer to the group and, late last week, they shared some rather interesting insights into the matter.
In their official response, the department indicated that, in fact, they had uncovered some chatter among employees on an internal DIA online message board regarding potential ghostly encounters in the Department of Internal Affairs offices. Remarkably, they actually included the conversation with the employees' names omitted. Titled, "so there is no easy way to ask this … ghosts?," the exchange began with one worker wondering if anyone had "any stories or experiences" during their time working for the Department of Internal Affairs.
While the question was largely dismissed by the other employees, a handful of workers revealed that they had encountered something unusual. One staff member wrote that "we have the infamous lower level 1 ghost here at Archives Wellington." This person described the spooky experience of being in the building's elevator when "the floor counter inside the lift flickers and the doors open on lower level 1, no one is there it is dark and you either stand there unsure of what to do or mash the close door button before something gets in."
More on this weird story at the Coast to Coast AM website.